press release

April 06, 2012

Suzi Robinson
Stop & Shop New England
617-276-7756
suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro
914-251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage

April 6, 2012 – Quincy, MA... The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Odwalla, Inc., announced it has removed from sale Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage. Some consumers who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts have reported severe allergic reactions after consumption. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution as the cause of the reactions has not yet been determined.

The affected product has a use by date prior to and including 23 MAY 2012. The following product is included in this recall:

  • Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster, 12 oz., UPC 1405413509

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Odwalla customer service at 1?877?497?7755. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at (800) 767? 7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com and www.facebook.com/stopandshop.